A Discussion of Knight's Neuturing Adventism | Spectrum Magazine

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Here's a twenty-eight minute discussion of George Knight's new book, The Apocalyptic Vision and the Neutering of Adventism. Knight argues:

The Seventh-day Adventist Church was founded upon an apocalyptic message that needed to be preached to the entire world--immediately and at any cost. But does the church today preach that same message with the same urgency? Has the Adventist Church become irrelevant because it has sought to be more relevant to the world? Does the Adventist Church have any reason for existence if it has lost that which makes it different from all the rest of Christianity?

And if in fact Adventism has neutered itself, is there anything we can do--as individuals and as a denomination--to remedy this shocking condition in which we find ourselves?

Knight challenges us to go back to our roots, to examine the prophecies that fueled the early Seventh-day Adventists' determination to evangelize the world. Buried within the books of Daniel and Revelation are the only reasons for this end-time church to exist. But beware: you may have to uproot yourself from the pew in order to be truly Adventist.

The Spectrum Podcast participants are:

  • Lisa Clark Diller, Associate Professor of History at Southern Adventist University
  • Kumar Dixit, Associate Pastor of New Hope Church in Fulton, Maryland.
  • Trudy Morgan-Cole, a writer and teacher in Newfoundland, Canada
  • Julius Nam, Associate Professor of Religion, Loma Linda University

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://spectrummagazine.org/node/1601